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Poster: Robert Penn Date: Nov 7, 2005 9:00pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Slow download times

Dear FP

This problem persists while using Dowload Accelerator Plus. I left the downloads running overnight and between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. only 5% of the 2.38 GB file for the 1947 film Boy! What a Girl came through. I paused and resumed a few minutes ago and more is coming through now but only at 91 KB/sec.

Dare I suggest that something is amiss at the archive?

Robert

This post was modified by Robert Penn on 2005-11-08 05:00:49

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Poster: FP Date: Nov 7, 2005 10:50pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Slow download times

I'm getting full-speed downloads, meaning 1-3 megabits per second with DAP. Usually I can max out my DSL by downloading 2 films from Prelinger simultaneously. DAP opens up as many as 8 concurrent connections per file to the server and downloads a chunk of the file for each connection, then assembles them when all the chunks have arrived. It's even faster than ftp. It sounds as if your broadband connection may have a problem, or your firewall is barfing, or some other tech thing on your end. All I can say for sure is that Prelinger downloads are working okay here right now.

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Poster: Robert Penn Date: Nov 7, 2005 11:13pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Slow download times

HI FP,

What do you mean "firewall is barfing?"

I think that the earthlink dsl might be part of the problem.

Robert

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Poster: FP Date: Nov 8, 2005 3:57am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Slow download times

I mean that some setting on your firewall may be interfering with your Prelinger downloads. Shot in the dark guess.

I'm not familiar with Earthlink DSL. I use Verizon. Does Earthlink use packet-sniffing bandwidth throttling? I've heard some ISPs do that. They constantly analyze your traffic, and if an "abuse", as defined by them, is committed, your connection will be deliberately crippled.

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Poster: Robert Penn Date: Nov 8, 2005 5:58am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Slow download times

Hi FP,

I use Verizon at my other location. This one, which is a share, has Earthlink. I spoke with Earthlink DSL earlier and they agree that connection is slow. I am set to speak with then again in ten minutes and will tell them that I routinely download multiple GB files so they'd better cut their throttling.

Thanks. Still don't get the barf thing but . . .

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